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Department for Health, Unit Catalogue 2011/12

HL50125: Research dissertation

Click here for further information Credits: 24
Click here for further information Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Click here for further information Period: Modular (no specific semester)
Click here for further information Assessment: DS 100%
Click here for further information Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Click here for further information Requisites: Before taking this unit you must take HL50077
Click here for further information Description: Aims:
The aim of this unit is to plan, undertake and report upon an independent research project.

Learning Outcomes:
Knowledge and Understanding
After taking this unit the student should be able to:
* Identify, review and critically appraise a subject related to information governance in health and social care
These learning outcomes will be facilitated, supervised and assessed.

On completion of this unit students should be able to:
* Demonstrate an ability to collect relevant data on a chosen subject as part of a systematic review and critically analyse the data in relation to the published evidence.
* Demonstrate an ability to discuss the results and conclusions with regard to the original hypothesis.
* Demonstrate evidence of critical thinking and appraisal of the data presented.
These learning outcomes will be facilitated and assessed.

The student will carry out a substantial research project of their own design, in information governance, under the joint supervision normally of a practitioner and an academic supervisor. Required content includes:
* Summary showing clearly stated objectives, appropriate methods, results and conclusions
* Introduction containing aim and background
* Literature Review
* Methodology
* Results - overall description of major and relevant findings
* Discussion - in the context of the aim, summarise major findings, discuss possible problems with the results, compare the results with previously published work, discuss the implications of the findings, suggest future work
* Conclusions - these will be related to the aim and justified by discussions
* References and bibliography.
Click here for further informationProgramme availability:

HL50125 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department for Health
  • THHL-ADM15 : MSc Healthcare Information Governance (Distance Learning)

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